Still properties available for less than £125,000
Moor Lane character property
A wide range of properties have been sold in west York during the last few months. They include a one bed terraced at 17, Hinton Avenue, YO24 3NW for £125,000, a two bed terraced at 1, Vincent Way, YO24 3HZ for £165,000, a three bed terraced at 54, Westfield Place, YO24 3HW for £178,000 and a four bed detached at 105, Foxwood Lane, YO24 3LQ for £284,000.
Properties currently on the market include a 2 bed flat at Silverdale Court at £140,000, a 3 bed semi Tedder Road for £215,000 and a four bedroomed property at Eden Close for £325.000. Move in straight away (no chain) properties include a 2 bed semi at The Wandle, Acomb, York for £149,950, a 3 bed semi at Kinbrace Drive, York, YO24 for £215,000 and a 4 bed detached on Alexa Court, York, YO24 for £289,950.
Ascot Way flat
Currently the cheapest property listed is for a flat in Ascot Way at £110,000 and a retirement flat in Front Street for the same amount
Building plots for single homes are currently advertised at around £85,000 (Thanet Road).
Cut price bargains include a flat at New Lane for £150,000 and a two bed character property at Old Moor Lane for £250,000
Properties available to rent include a 2 bed terrace at Jervis Road for £795 per month, a 3 bed terrace in Mildred Grove for £875 pm and a 4 bed semi at Moorgarth Avenue for £1250.
Listings of over 80 properties in the YO24 area can be found by clicking here
House sales have been brisk in west York over the last quarter. Sales have included:
Properties currently available for purchase include
Chain free properties available for immediate occupation include:
Properties recently discounted include
Properties for rent include
An application to re-designate a property in Wains Road as a ‘House in Multiple Occupation’ has been withdrawn.
HMO application withdrawn for 146 Wains Rd
The application made for 146 Wains Road, and a similar application made for 8 Leven Road, attracted a number of comments on the council’s online Planning portal. The application for Leven Road remains live.
The property at 146 Wains Road now has a ‘To Let’ sign in the front garden.
To help a mother and daughter move home for the first time in 40 years, City of York Council and SASH, a charity for homeless young people, will be decorating the pair’s new council flat.
City of York Council’s 60+ Housing Advice Service and SASH are delighted to announce their fifth Enable Project. Enable brings together young people who have experienced homelessness and are now part of the SASH supported lodgings scheme, and older people who are working with the 60+ housing service. The older people may be experiencing difficulties with decorating or gardening, and the young people may need to learn these skills for when they have their own home – as well as getting a taste of volunteering. The older people get to pass on their skills and knowledge while getting a much-needed job done, and both young and old enjoy gallons of tea and tonnes of biscuits!
The project is also supported by Homebase, with staff from the York store helping out on the makeover days and sharing their DIY expertise with the young people, along with donating much-appreciated decorating materials.
The council’s 60+ Housing Specialist has been working with Thelma Wright, aged 86, and her daughter Sally for over a year, as they made the difficult decision to move from the house where they have lived in for over 40 years, into a flat in council’s sheltered accommodation at Barstow House.
Thelma Wright said: “We’ve decided the flat will be much easier to manage and it is an exciting new start for us. The Enable team will be going to help with the decorating, giving the whole place a lick of paint ready for our move.”
We are pleased to report that we have secured action to tackle the vegetation that was growing on the roofs of some properties in Wains Road. If left to grow even bigger, these trees could have caused damage to the buildings which would have been costly to repair.
Before and after intervention by your local Lib Dem councillors
Cllr Stephen Fenton (Dringhouses & Woodthorpe) and Cllr Sheena Jackson (Westfield) met with a Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust officer last week for a walkabout on the Woodlands estate, which straddles the two wards.
Stephen and Sheena were keen to raise issues of concerns to residents, including:
• Broken salt bins
• Overgrown signs
• Areas in need of a deep sweep
“It was good to be able to spend some time with a JRHT officer to discuss issues of concern, and we were pleased to learn that monthly estate walkabouts are now planned.
As ward councillors, we want to work with JRHT to make the area a clean and safe place for people to live.”
Improved sweeping needed
Yorkshire Housing has appointed new contractors to complete homes at three developments which had been on hold due to contractor Southdale Homes going into administration.
Esh Construction will take over work at Hob Stone which is located off Windsor Garth in York.
Work on the site is expected to recommenced later in July. Some of the properties are expected to be occupied before the end of the year.
18 months ago, the development met a lot of opposition when it was revealed that the Labour Council would almost double the number of houses to be built on the former school site.
Since then, progress has been very slow with growing concerns about the development’s impact on the neighbouring Hob Moor nature area as well as pressures on local transport systems